Definitions of hoist:
- noun: lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects
- verb: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
Example: "Hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
- verb: raise
Example: "Hoist the flags"
- verb: move from one place to another by lifting
Example: "They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"
- name: A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #56670)
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